A Critic Goes to the Leo Awards

Los Angeles has the Oscars and Toronto has the Canadian Screen Awards, but here in Vancouver, the red carpet rolled out for three nights of the LEO AWARDS, now celebrating their 20th edition since their inception in 1999. I was fortunate enough to attend the third and final night of the awards where the trophies for […]

Three Very Different Short Films Look at Sickness and Health

The Mary Alice Brandon File, directed by sisters Kailey and Samantha Spear, won three Leo Awards (Picture Editing, Production Design, and Costume Design). It sustains a mood of understated horror while being visually beautiful as it traces how Mary Alice’s foreknowledge of everything from the weather to her father’s dark plans lands her in a […]

Leo Awards Highlights

The Leo Awards gala was held last night in Vancouver, and we’d like to congratulate all the winners — you can see the full list here — and also take a look back at our own coverage of a couple of those winners. The Devout won this year’s Best Motion Picture with its crisis-of-faith drama […]

Surprise at Banff and Other Winners’ Stories

In a surprise move at Banff World Media Festival, not one but two CineCoup winners were announced — after the five finalist teams went through a live pitch to a panel of industry insiders. The Calgary Herald’s Eric Volmers reports the winners are Edmonton’s High School Brawl and Toronto’s Hellmington. The award-winning drama series Blackstone […]